Business Office

General Purpose

Goodwin University is committed to enrolling a diverse student body, including those from wide-ranging economic backgrounds. The Business Office at Goodwin University is committed to providing quality customer service to a culturally diverse population of students. The Business Office is primarily responsible for the billing and collection of tuition, fees, and miscellaneous charges that students incur while attending Goodwin University.

Billing Polices

The student is responsible for meeting all payment deadlines. Failure to do so may prevent students from enrolling. Diplomas and transcripts will be withheld until all bills have been paid. Electronic account statements are accessible throughout the year detailing the charges and credits for that billing period and indicating the amount currently due and payable through the Sonisweb portal. Payments (or payment agreements) are due prior to the start of classes for the enrolled semester. Students must review their billing via SonisWeb to determine if there is a balance on their account. It is suggested students review this information two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Payment arrangements are available and must be formally arranged prior to the start of classes.

Payment Methods

Students may pay their bill through the SonisWeb Student Portal. Forms of payment accepted via the portal are check, credit cards, and debit cards. Students do not need a PayPal account to make an online payment with a credit or debit card. Goodwin University also accepts cash payments made in person at the Business Office and checks mailed in or dropped off.

Payment Plans

Payment Plans are available to students with a balance on their account. This enables students to pay their semester charges in up to four (4) installments. Student payment arrangements can be set up as electronic transactions as an ACH option. A student may obtain the forms to complete the ACH transaction after making payment arrangements with the Business Office. There are no additional fees for the ACH electronic payment option.

  • All non-electronic payment plans will include a non-refundable $40 payment plan fee.
  • A $25 fee will be charged to the student’s account for insufficient funds. Any unpaid fees will result in registration and transcript holds.
  • A $50 late fee will be applied to any late payments.

Using Online Billing and Payment Feature

Goodwin University offers the convenience of online billing. Students can access this feature through the SonisWeb Student Portal using the Billing tab. Select the "Pay by Credit Card" option to pay balance by credit card, debit card, or existing PayPal account. Once completed, you will be brought back to the SonisWeb Billing screen and your payment will be automatically loaded and credited to your account. In the event PayPal rejects your payment, Goodwin University will assess a $25 insufficient funds fee. Goodwin University does not assess any additional charges for processing approved payments through PayPal.

Third Party Payments

The Business Office will invoice third parties so long as the authorization from the third party includes a statement that payment will be made upon receipt of the invoice and payment is not contingent on any minimum grade requirement received by the student.

Tax Forms

Student IRS 1098T Tax Forms will be available to students online for viewing and printing in accordance with the IRS regulations on or before January 31 of every year. The tax form will be available in the Student and Alumni Sonis portals under Financials.

Withdrawing from Course/Institution

Students must withdraw from a course or the institution prior to the start of the semester for 100% refund of tuition. Please refer to the course catalog for the Refund Policy for further information.


Transcript Request Form
Refund Policy (undergraduate)
Refund Policy (graduate)

Business Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Contact the Business Office

  • 860-727-6784
  • First Floor across from the Main Lobby